Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, replacing its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. ESSA is focused on preparing all students to succeed in college, careers, and civic life. It provides a framework for every student to receive a well-rounded education no matter who they are, where they live, where they come from, or where they go to school. 

While passed in 2015, there is a timeline for full implementation of ESSA. Part of the process included soliciting input and feedback from NYS students, parents, teachers, school and district leaders, school board members, and other stakeholders, which began in May 2016. The federal government approved NYS's ESSA plan in January 2018. 

New York State’s plan for ESSA can be found in its entirety at www.nysed.gov/essa/nys-essa-plan.


  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that all state and local agencies receiving Title I funding provide the public with an annual report card evaluating school performance and progress. In addition to the New York State School Report Card currently available on our public data site, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to meet these requirements in a way that is informative and user-friendly for parents and the public. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools. 

Please click below for Fort Edward Union Free School District Parent Dashboard